Are You Listening? Festival, Reading, UK
Saturday 24th April 2021

2021 Artists

Our first announcement for our 2021 Acts is coming soon. Stay tuned for details!

‘Are You Listening? is not only easily one of the best value festivals in the UK - it's simply one of the best festivals in the UK’
Faded Glamour

‘Hear the very finest in emerging music while raising money for [Learning Disability] charities? We don’t mind if we do!’
No.1 in Metro Weekend

‘...a must-attend for all discerning festival goers’

‘It truly felt like the whole town was buzzing!’
Alt Reading

‘The fundraising festival with it’s finger firmly on the pulse’
Reading Chronicle

Latest News

Please support the festival organisers Heavy Pop and their charity partner Reading Mencap get through Covid-19!
November 11 2020
Are You Listening? festival organiser Heavy Pop and their charity partner Reading Mencap are independently funded and the financial impact of the festival not going ahead in 2020 as a result of Covid-19 has been heavy on both organisations.
Local promoter Heavy Pop has lost 100% of its income through the cancellation or postponement of all its shows and festivals. If you would like to support them, you can join their brand new ‘Friends with Benefits’ membership that offers ticket discounts, free ticket draws, and 10% off local bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, breweries and Reading’s only 5 star hotel – and so much more! Find out more here.
Reading Mencap is set to lose around £10,000 from the postponement of this year’s festival. People with a learning disability have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19 so they need your support more than ever, and the charity's work has never been more vital. Make a donation to Reading Mencap here.

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Supporting Reading Mencap

Are You Listening? are proud that Reading Mencap has been our official charity partner since the first AYL music festival in 2013. In that time, we have raised nearly £60,000 for this vital local charity. Thank you from AYL, Reading Mencap and everyone that supports us for all your help.

“We love what Reading Mencap does and stands for. Music knows no prejudice, no barriers and brings everyone together, whatever their background. And Reading Mencap does the same – ensuring we are all, irrespective of any learning disability, able to live full and active lives in our community. It deserves all our support. Please give whatever you can.” (Shane Daunt and Dave Maul, AYL Festival organisers)

Click here to learn more about supporting Reading Mencap
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